A Stroll through La Orotava – Tenerife

I recently discovered a website Vive El Norte that has lots of information on northern towns.  As I don´t know these particularly well I thought it might be nice to share a few with you and will do so in the coming weeks.

A visit to Tenerife is not complete if the municipality of La Orotava is not known; the largest on the island, with an area of ​​207, 31 sq km and reaching the highest altitude of the entire territory of Spain, because it extends from sea level up to 3718m the summit of the volcano Teide (World Heritage since 2007). Much of the Teide National Park belongs to this municipality.

The Orotava Valley is extremely important as aboriginal population nucleus, hence the abundance of archaeological remains, such as burial caves and sites on the coast and mountains.

The Government of the Canary Islands has declared the old town of La Orotava as a center of special cultural interest, and a Tourist Zone. With this measure, the visitor can enjoy long opening hours in shops, 365 days a year.

The cultural heritage of historic “Villa” is one of the most valuable of the Canary Islands. The parish church of Our Lady of the Conception (National Monument), built in the XVIII Century preserves important works of art. Other highlights are the church and convent of San Agustin, the Santo Domingo and San Francisco Church. Special attention should be paid to buildings such as the Casa de los Balcones, the Lercaro, Zarate-Machado or Ascanio Monteverde (Liceo Taoro).

The coast of La Orotava is especially beautiful, consisting only of black volcanic sand beaches sheltered by cliffs. Bollullo is the most accessible and known for its clean waters and stunning views.

Marvel at La Orotava know her is to love her !.

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